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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.09.2001 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Oxboro Set-Aside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii

Engine:
radne
racket 120

Launch Type:
Powered


none
27.08.2001 Studland Peninsula, Dorset.
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
PPG spotted flying too low over built up area.

27.08.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into thermal lift. Almost immediately he turned back to take advantage of the lift. He misjudged his position within the thermal lift and flew into an area of sinking air above the hill causing him to lose 20ft and impact the hill.

Fr vertebra, L1.
27.08.2001 Firle
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Mid air. Neither pilot identified.

26.08.2001 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspre - Sunbeuch
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Stealth

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following take off the glider began to oscillate in roll / yaw - the pilot was unable to control these oscillations which increased in severity until the glider impacted the ridge.

Multiple fractures of arms and legs.
26.08.2001 Female South Cerney
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Whilst attempting to prevent a man from driving his car up and down a runway, the car collided with the injured parties legs.

Bruised legs.
23.08.2001 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspres
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot failed to flare or perform a plf during landing, consequently landed very heavily.

Fr lower fibula.
18.08.2001 Male

Age:
34
Ben Lawyers/ Maell Correneach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot launched into strong conditions, stalled after take-off crashed into rock.

Two fractured lumbar vertebrae, Fr ankle.
14.08.2001 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Le Grand Montet
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xt 145

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Using the s turn approach method, the pilot misjudged his position and ended up one third of the way down the field with too much height. He then hit some turbulence and was turned, the result being an impact with a telegraph pole.

13.08.2001 Male

Age:
38
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby 200

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student pushed out on the control frame as the glider was hit by a gust, the glider stalled and impacted the ground.

Fractured vertebrae, L3 and L4.
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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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